UPDATE: The person killed in Tuesday’s crash has been identified. Officials say Eduardo Rojas Carranco, 26 of North Las Vegas, died in the crash at the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road in west Las Vegas Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A two-vehicle collision left one person dead Tuesday, police say.
At approximately 5:47 a.m., police received word of the crash at Rainbow Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road in west Las Vegas. When officers arrived, they found two vehicles had been involved in the crash. First responders pronounced one person dead on the scene. There is no word on other injuries at this time.
Rainbow Boulevard is closed at Smoke Ranch Road in a northbound direction and at Peak Drive in a southbound direction. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
A Republic Services truck was seen near the scene. Republic Services provided the following statement to 8 News Now:
A Republic Services collection truck was involved in an accident this morning near Rainbow Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road. Our driver was not seriously injured. We are fully cooperating with the local authorities investigating this accident.